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Here is a roundup of some of the latest reviews of cameras, including the new Sony Cybershot HS50 – the 30x optical zoom pocket / travel zoom with built in Wi-Fi, and 20 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor.

Travel / Pocket Zoom: compact with lots of zoom
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX50 Review – 30x optical zoom, Wi-Fi, Manual, Hot-shoe

Ultra Zoom / Bridge Camera:
Nikon Coolpix L820 Review – 30x optical zoom, AA
Nikon Coolpix L320 Review– 26x optical zoom, AA

Digital SLR:
Sony Alpha A58 DSLT Review – 20 mp entry level DSLR
Canon EOS 700D Digital SLR Review – 18mp touch screen

Mirrorless: compact interchangeable lens cameras
Olympus PEN E-P5 Hands-On Preview – 16mp compact, touchscreen, Wi-Fi
Samsung NX300 Review – 20mp compact, touchscreen, Wi-Fi
Panasonic Lumix GF6 Review –  16mp compact, touchscreen
Panasonic Lumix G6 Hands-On Review – 16mp DSLR styling

Compact:
Nikon Coolpix AW110 Review – Waterproof, GPS, Wi-Fi
Sony Cybershot DSC-TX30 Review – Waterproof
Pentax WG-3 GPS Review – Waterproof, GPS
Canon IXUS 255 HS Review – 10x optical zoom, Wi-Fi
Fujifilm X20 Review – 4x zoom, premium compact

Camera Phone:
HTC One UltraPixel Review – 4mp, OIS, f/2 lens, 4.7inch screen

Panasonic Lumix GF6 Black

Panasonic announced the new Panasonic Lumix GF6 last week, it’s the latest Micro Four Thirds camera from Panasonic, and updates the GF5, with a new 16 megapixel sensor, tilting 3inch touch screen, Wi-Fi and NFC built in, Full HD video, panoramic mode, 19 filters, and more.

Panasonic Lumix GF6 Reviews: Pocket-Lint, TechRadar, ExpertReviews
Panasonic Lumix GF6 Previews: ePHOTOzine, Trusted Reviews, T3, DP-Now
Panasonic Lumix GF6 Sample Photos: ePHOTOzine, Photography BLOG, DP-Now

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX60 Review – 8x optical zoom, ultra-compact
HTC Windows Phone 8X Camera Phone Review – 8 megapixel windows phone
Fujifilm FinePix XP60 Review – budget waterproof camera, 6m waterproof, tough
Pentax MX-1 Review – serious compact camera with retro looks and bright f/1.8 lens
The Nikon V2 Quick Review by Steve Huff – tested with the 18.5mm prime lens
USER REPORT: My 1st 8 Months with the Olympus OM-D by Michel Mayerle – people love the OM-D

Here is a run down of the best digital cameras of 2012, based on reviews from around the web, starting with the…

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Black
Olympus OM-D E-M5 – this retro styled mirrorless camera has been awarded “Camera of the Year 2012” by: TOP, Photography BLOG, DPReview (User voting), ePHOTOzine (innovative camera of the year), Gizmodo.com (AU), PhotographyReview.com, PCWorld , SansMirror (Serious Mirrorless of the Year). We liked it so much, we bought one, as did many other people.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR
Canon EOS 5D Mark III – The Full-Frame Digital SLR Camera of the year 2012, according to PopPhoto, PhotoFocus.

Canon EOS 1D X – full-frame professional Digital SLR, DigitalCameraInfo.

Sony Cyber-shot RX1 – full-frame compact camera with a Carl Zeiss lens, SteveHuffPhoto (followed by the Olympus OM-D E-M5).

Nikon D800 Front
Nikon D800 – the 36.3 megapixel full-frame Digital SLR gives image quality and resolution similar to medium format digital cameras roughly 3-4 times the price, LL, TrustedReviews (10/10), Pocket-Lint, ePHOTOzine (Best DSLR, along with D800E) for more have a look at our round-up of the Best Digital Cameras by Type.

Olympus PEN Mini E-PM2 Silver

ePHOTOzine and AP has reviewed the new Olympus PEN Mini E-PM2 – the new Micro Four Thirds camera features a 16 megapixel sensor, 8fps continuous shooting, 3 inch touch screen, Art filters and effects, built in image stabilisation and full HD video with stereo sound. The Olympus PEN Mini E-PM2 is available for £499 with kit lens and free 8gb Wi-Fi card.

Panasonic Lumix GH3There are two new reviews of the Panasonic Lumix GH3, and currently the only full reviews of the new premium camera from Panasonic. You can find the reviews at ePHOTOzine, and Photography BLOG. The Panasonic Lumix GH3 is a weather sealed Micro Four Thirds camera with Digital SLR styling (Panasonic call it a DSLM), and it features Full HD video at up to 50 and 72mbps, with stereo sound. There is a tilting 3 inch touch screen on the back as well as a 1.744million dot EVF.

Here’s what ePHOTOzine had to say about the camera:

“Where the GH3 really excels in video recording… with all the options under the sun, with AVCHD, MOV or MP4 recording up to 50 and 72mbps full HD, with stereo sound, mic and headphone sockets as well as HDMI out for continuous recording on an external device.”

Here’s what Photography BLOG had to say:

“The GH3’s still image quality is much improved, especially the high ISO performance. Images shot at ISO 125-1600 are clean, with a little noise appearing at 3200 and more at the still very usable setting of 6400.”

Olympus OM-D E-M5 BlackYou can view full size sample photos (and RAW images) from the Panasonic Lumix GH3 on ePHOTOzine here, and you can compare them to the Olympus OM-D E-M5 on ePHOTOzine here. Both cameras feature a weather sealed body, 16 megapixel sensor, micro four thirds lens mount, and full HD video recording. Another comparison of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 vs Panasonic Lumix GH3 can be viewed here, with low-light video samples as well.

Nikon D800 vs Nikon D800E DSLR

Nikon D800 vs Nikon D800E DSLR – Image courtesy ePHOTOzine

Nikon:
Nikon D800 vs Nikon D800E 36.3 megapixels vs 36.3 megapixels, but one’s better, and more expensive.
Nikon D700 vs Nikon D800– 12 megapixel full frame vamera vs a 36.3 megapixel full frame camera.

Olympus:
Not a real Digital SLR, but it sure looks and acts like one, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 gets a 2 month user review.

Sony:
The Sony NEX-F3, an entry level mirrorless camera, with interchangeable lenses. Not a Digital SLR either, but it has the image quality to match, in a more compact package.

Sigma:
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a compact camera, but with an APS-C Foveon sensor straight from the Sigma SD1. Sample photos can be found here.

Panasonic Lumix LX7

Panasonic announced a number of new cameras this week, including a new mirrorless camera, a premium compact, a premium ultra zoom / bridge camera, and a few more, including a new Wi-Fi camera with 10x optical zoom lens, details and links below:

Panasonic Lumix G5, 16mp, 6fps, Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds – Full Review
Panasonic Lumix LX7, 10mp, f/1.4 premium compact, Hands-On Review
Panasonic Lumix FZ200, f/2.8 24x optical zoom ultra zoom, Hands-On Review
Panasonic Lumix FZ62/FZ60, 24x optical zoom lens, Hands-On
Panasonic Lumix LZ20, 21x optical zoom lens
Panasonic Lumix SZ5, 10x compact, with WiFi (and social sharing)